Here are some pictures I took yesterday;
I thought this branch looked like antlers.
I wondered at first why these leaves seemed to be floating in the air. It took a moment before I spotted the big spider and his little friend;
A guy walking past asked me what I was taking pictures of and I said, "Just a really big spider."
"Oh, that's a garden spider," he said, as though it was nothing to get excited over. I do see lots and lots of them, but I don't know, it still seems exciting. At least I know what they're called now.
The ducks have been traumatised lately by work men coming and trimming the weeds clogging up the river near the bridge. I suspect a lot of duck nests were casualties.